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Kukui's Restaurant and Bar

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Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, 3610 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI
808/245-5050
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced

The food is good, but the price is crazy high. If you can leave the resort, you are much better off.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Mothero2boysTN
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Nashville, Tennessee
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food is good, but the price is crazy high. If you can leave the resort, you are much better off.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

we waited 15 minutes to get a table then waited another 20 minutes to get service. The waiter brought the wrong size beer and it took 15 minutes to bring the right one. Then we ordered three appetizers and he forgot to bring one of them. Finally asked him about it and 10 minutes later brought them and charged us... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I ordered a pad thai and there's nothing to praise about it, and doesn't taste like pad thai at all. It lacks the "Thai" taste on it, no crushed peanuts and few pieces of shrimp on it (3 pcs) for a very pricey food. My husband ordered a lemongrass chicken that tasted more like a curried chicken than lemongrass. Very... More 

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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Average service, average food, we ate several times there because it was our first option at the hotel (Marriott), beautiful scenery by the pool. Over priced if compared with Duke's which is so close by. We had the crab and prime roast dinner and it was really good, US50 per person.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Kukui's Restaurant is on the grounds of the Marriott Kauai resort. It's an open air style restaurant. You can choose to be covered by a big table umbrella or under a roof. Either way there is plenty of fresh air. The staff was attentive and courteous. The food was excellent. I ate there 5 times and each meal was excellent.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not usually a fan of buffets. BUT. This was excellent. The prime rib was medium rare and delish served w au juice and horsie cream sauce. Wonderful! Great seasoning too. King crab excellent. The blubbery cheesecake was light and melt in your mouth. Didn't eat anything else. But hubby tried some pasta which wasn't great but pasta at a buffet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good brunch, and love the convenience of having restaurants on resort property of Marriott Kauai Beach Club. Only complaint is that it is not open for lunch, and closes too early for breakfast.

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monterey county
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went for Christmas Eve when they had a special buffet menu. $60 per person, while not inexpensive it seemed reasonable for what we received. Wide variety of excellent food. We hear their normal buffet excellent too. One of our best dinners on Kauai.

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wyoming
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We celebrated Christmas dinner here and had an excellent prime rib buffet with turkey, lamb sliders, all the fixings and desserts. It was delicious! We sat pool side and enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We have eaten here before and always love the prime rib. Highly recommend

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Californa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Made this our lunch stop one day and were not disappointed. Great selection of reasonable priced items. Service was quite good. Glad we made the choice to stop there as we were exploring the island.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, 3610 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808/245-5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

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